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Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra)
Common Name: Red Zebra
Origin and Habitat: Minos Reef/Lake Malawi
Compatibility/Temperament: They are preaty calm with most other Mbuna's (lake malawi) cichlids. This fish is fairly undemanding, and easy to keep, and along with its attrative colouration, Makes it a good candidate to be kept by both beginners and experienced hobbist
Red Zebra Diet
As most all african cichlids they are vegiterians. There diet should consist of S
Males could reach up to 5.5 inches. and females up to 4 inches.
Minimum Tank Suggestion
Water parameters for Red Zebra
PH of 7.8-8.4. The Water temp. should be from 76 to 84 degrees F.
This fish digs alot, so undergravel filters are not recommended. Good tank mates should be other mbuna but try to avoid other short bodied Zebra species. Also Labidochromis Caeruleus are not recommened, because of crossbreeding may occur. This fish like's the bottom to mid area's of the tank. They swim into rock work for safty from other fish and driftwood.
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